Please, please, please – more interviews with celebs from Denver:
AP: What inspires you about Obama?
“I was kind of afraid of Obama the first time I saw him. I thought, I’ve been burned by guys like you before. I’ve been burned by politicians before that I wanted to believe in and just didn’t live up to it. And I was afraid to trust him and I was afraid to have hope when I first kind of became aware of him. It was around the time that he gave his speech on race that I just said ‘I can’t deny how I feel about you, Barack Obama. I want you to be the president. I want you in the White House.’
“I think that not only can Barack cause change – because that’s where his heart lies – as a true American success story, he understands how hard it is. And when he says that he will, when people come to him with problems, he’s been there. I just heard the other day, he just paid off his student loans two years ago. And so when people talk about financial issues and the higher cost of education, he really gets it. So not only do I think he has the power, the temperment and the tremendous character that can cause change in the government, I think he’s the sort of person that inspires us all to be our best selves.
“He inspires us to be the best Americans we can be. And I think if he’s president – when he’s president, I should say – we’re going to find people changing on the inside. And once we all have hope for the future, I think you’re going to find everyone’s going to wake up and take control of this amazing moment where there’s so many things that need help, and people will all be inspired to help.”